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LIST OK AGENTS,
t. trhi.n ptym.MiU for TIIK VERMONT I'IKKMX, for 1801
may In- iLimlei
IV i tlr.tul ih.ir j. A llUNKI.KKlllrooVllne.C.W.STKII
HINJl Hover, I VMAN llUllltl W. Iloier, W.M. II. JUNKS)
li,iiii,i..r,toii. It. A KNIUlin West llamimntoli, 8. V.
WflsiN (IrilHil, IlliNJ. W. UJiANt (lullfont, M.MMl
M.V3J.1 I illinium uelltrc, s. b. Btiil.r.1 t virtui! mrer.
.1. II, PICKINS IN Jamaica, I). (I. li:.rKll Hull
f.lT, StKlMI.l.N NIUKSi Weil Halifax, A. II. TLCKi;il
I. in lo 1 1. rry, CIIAS. W. WHITNEY! South ltn.liiiiilerry.j
I, IMKltOUt Mirllxini. W. W. LVNIIIIt Falctleslllc. J
bl'NKMSi:, JH Wllll.tliilvUlo SAMUEL UUOWNl l'ut.
lu-y, it u. llJUUltl'U.N ) sailon'S mver, u. it rAiu.
imorilKIti UmnrMiKrt, A. A. WVMAN Somersct.U
K. Miliar! mrilttnii, MUl.VlNA.KNOWLTO.N I Town!
h'n.1,0, lIUrTEIUiKLU l WcitTairnsheii.l, I.. W. 1'AOKi
V'Tiun. AIIDISIIN WIIITIIKDl Warilslmro. 111)1.
I. v N D P M U I' W X Wei t Want shorn, Lt ll K UT Y Wl 1,1) Kit
smut VYitrasboro, it. w. kiuukki it estminsicr, 11. u.
I. INEt MVstmliiter Went, II. W. II MHMNl WliltlnRliam,
II. N. IIIXl Jukftinvlll.-. IIKUI1KN llATCIIl Wilmington,
Wl:LI,3 SXOWi Windham, WJ1 HAIIHIS, Jll. Smith
ll liniriAiil, K.K.v tir.l.u,i, ji.i uni'sterni'iu, a, ii., ii.u,
Cl))l.tlMK Hlnlllle, N. II., O.J. AMIDON Winchester,
n. ii, i;. .ii. tuunrisi norm lieriiariision, .nasi., a l'
A 1). & A. 0. NOU11SK, Manufacturers of
Xi. Poors, Sashes, uiul blinds, im.l Dottlern In Lumber.
Steam Slui Tor I'l.tnlng, Bawhijr, MouMlngs, &c, Kc.
Kstcy & Uri'i-n'i IlulMlnir,
A MKHICAN HOUSF., mtATTI-lJllOUO,
ZA. Vt LIIAIILKS F.BIUUaiW, I'KOrittTOU.
A T 11 U W K ' S l'icturo Unllcrj
D.ijruerrtfctypei, Ainbrotypea, Sphcrwlyjica rii(.to
Kraphi. Picture inmle at thla eaubluhment are mounted
by the JUTurentnfenfrif metliola ami are warranted toatatid
ina icat or lime ami cllinato. liraitleuoro, vt.
A Hoarding an 1 Hay School for lloyi and Younj Men.
Mn. A: .Mlid. A. K. Lbavknwohth, Principals.
West llrattlcboro, May 1, 1601. tf 18
piLLIAltl) HALL. Cuti.ku's Hi.ock,
Vin.int'i CflebratcJ Slate an J AVochI Ilcil Tnolci. will, th
Nctr Style Cushion. XT Closed at 10 l. 31,
BRADLEY & KKLLOGG. Attorneys nmi
Counsellors at Law unrl Solicitori In Chancery, Ofllce
J . 1). llradlcy. Ocu. II, Kellogg.
UTLEIl & WHEELER, Attorneys and
Counsellors at Law and Solicitors In Cltaccery.
J. U. llullcr. 11.11. Yi heeler.
CK, FIELD, Attorney mid Counsellor at
Law and Solicitor In Cliancry,
Ulllce over the Satliigi Hank, llllATTLLUOHO, VT.
N. DAVENPORT, Attorncv and Coun-
sellor at Law and Solicitor In Chancery,
pIIARLES CHAPIN, AUCTIONEER &
V7 Aircnt to si II Real Kstate. Applications from this and
niU'l.Virhij? towns will be attended to at short notice and on
llrattlcboro, March 1, 1850 0
CW. GRAU, M. D. , Homcopath-
ami Hydropathic Physicla.i,
omce at his residence In Ureen Street.
W. HORTON, M. D., Physi-
clan and Surgeon, No. 3 lllake's r.ulldliir,
1 A."l'EIi"mNS, SURGEON ANDREI
J , chanical Dentist, will be In Jamaica from the 1st till the
Slh, In Weston from the 8th till the 15th, and In South Lon
ilonderry from the 16th till the close of each mouth, lie will
treat all dln-ases and Irregularities of Tcethi also Iniert arti
ficial Teeth In any mannerlcslred. All work done In the best
atjles at low prles and warranted aatust any failure In the
work. Terms cash. ):. A. STEUI1INS.
Smith Londonderry, Vt.
1 MORRILL, M. D., Homkopathic Puy
'J. bicias & SrRQEox. I'lshei'a Block, Main St. Ofllce
U'l.irs nfternooni, 1 to 3 oMock P. M.
Itefers to J. V. WII1TTI.K, .M. T., Kashua, N. II.
A. MOUIIILL, M. I) , Concord, N. II.
Vt 11. CHAMIIKltLIN, M. P., Kccnc, N. II..
S. M. CATK, M. I) , Augusta, Me.
27 J. CARPENTER, Dkalkk in
i Toys, Fancy Uooda, Hooka, Stationery, Newspapers,
Magazines and Periodicals.
Subicrlptlons recrlved for the Principal Newspapers and
Magazines, and forwurded by Mall or otherwise.
1? M . FORRES, Attouney
JL-iaASD CucxaiiLLoa Ja Law asn Notary Public,
WINC1IKPTKK, N. II.
Also, Agent for the Atlantic and KocMngham Mutual 1 Ire
I7LAGG & ILER, Attounkys and Coun
. SELL0113 AT Law, WILMINOTON, T.
8. r. 1LAOO. J M. TYLKR,
17 C. EDWARDS, successor to L. D. S.u.is-
JL near, Hook IlliiiUr, and Manufacturer of Illauk Hooks,
and dealer In all kinds of Writing and Wrapping l'apeis.
Hit m'LKHOKO, YT.
XT The higktit ;rc in Caih paid Jot Ratjt Cotton
Wattt and all kindt of Paper Stock,
J. HIGGINSON, M.D., Physician and
Surgeon, flreeu Street. IlltATTLKUOllO.
EORGE HOWE, Attorney Is Counsellor
uk ii.nr, huh solicitor aim .'las icr in unanccry.
GF. GALE, Surgeon and Physician
Olllco No. 9 (Iranite How, directly opposlle'llrattle
boro House, llrattlcboro. Vt.
Residence. Klliut St.. 3 1 door West Iteverc House.
N. II IX, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law and Solicitor in Chancery,
IN. THORN, Dhuqgist & AiraE-
CAar, opposite the Post Offlce. HKATTLLHUIIO, V T.
JH. STEDMAN, M. D Piiymcian and
Surgeon, West Bratllilwra. Vt.
Haying hal a profeisl.iual eirlcnce or nearly llilrly jtars,
and being funlliar with the several systems of practice In
vogue at the present day, Dr. S. h...ca tu adapt his treatment
to the demands of each Individual case. 2
T V' WAR1UJN, m7 D.7 Physician
fj t an 1 Surgeon. Humored from Faycttevllle.l Ileal
deuce on Ureeu street, urace In Vlsk'a lllock, Main St.
tl Stationer, corner of Main an I lHtbBti..Hrattliboro,Vt.
T HUTTING, CA111.NET MAKER AND
fj Curvrr, MAiiufacturtr nml ix-aUr In nil klnU of Cns
tom int'lti Furniture, 1'lcture Frarmtf of all drfctrli.tluni lit
wholesale ami retail. Carving ntl lupali Ug Kumituiv
dono at iliurt notice, ami all work warrant! to the BaLUCac
tlon. Corner Main and IHkIi Hlmti,
Sign Aratrlcan Kflgle.
llrattlcboro. A t.
T II. & W. II. ESTERltROOKS.
til . Manufacturer and Dealers lu Flnpirt' Htute, Victor,
Htewart'a and tlenesee Valley Cook Stoves, Purlor and Hux
Stovus and Hut tir Furnaces.
Alsoi Plows, Cultivators, Hoad Scrapers, Churns, Iron
Sinks, Ilusslaaud Kngllsh Stove P!pe,ami all kindsof Stove
Furniture, Japan and Common Tin Ware.
No. 1 Exchange Block, Hit AITLKP.OHO.VT.
TrilTREDGE IIASKINS, AtlonitTTnd
L. Cotiuselljr at Law uud Solicitor In Cliuuciry, )IL-
AllA.llSt 11.1.1,, t A,
T G. MEAD, Attorney and Counsellor
1J. at Law, practicing in the uourts or Vermont and New
Hampshire, Aiiint o TH .KJ'AU 'irs litturanri Vbw.j-a
ny.atid trinifaum County Mutual do. Also. Ae:ent to pro
cure Pensions, and Bounty Land. Coiiimlsrlonei for tho
niauaor Now York and- Nw Hi
Hampshire, California Utl
VI ORSE &
lu the rear nf tl.M ll.utHul,..r IT,,.,.,. f ,1,, UIH..I
liraitliiburo, vt, '
OST k PEARSON. Dkntisis,
r -if. .i . attention to the preservation of tho
Olureh-runar ru.ll.rse. if Ii','..'.,. y-",;-,!".-
lilt tl'l'l l i, Ann.
ifll'l 411 IViil TlJlr tr I... h ..
SIMONDS, Manufacturer and Don
. In Ladlrt',Ml.seCI,li,imi.ln i1r,"ml ,ca
irs and Itubbers.opp. th, 0rac,, MaliUt, llr.t
fiKH'ni.TAiniifiK Pi, c...rr:
O er. Shop at Hwlnell k Bliss's near thelirl.lL nl'in" I
uuro, v t. -
vivrnv i , i
f.fturers, All kinds of Printing papir ind.T,,.
dir. Cash pall for White and Brown Hags, llraltleboro
TKT.U. S. HOUGHTON, Harness,
I T Trunk and Vallje Manufacturer, aud Carriage Trim.
Br. l'UTNEY. vt. '
THE HKA.VE AT HOME.
flY T. HITIIANAN I1KA1I.
Tli" mnlil wlin U11J1 lier warrior' Mill.
Willi nn'ilo llmt veil lier puln ill"oinb!c,
Tim wHllo bcncntli lier (Inniiiliip lah
Ono ftnrry to'inlmp linngi nmi Iromblei.
Though llcnvcn n'cino reronli llio teur,
Anil Knms clutll uover know lier story,
lier heart hm slicil a ilrop 111 ilcnr
As ever ileweJ Iho flcM ut glory.
Tho wife who jslnti her husbmicl' tword,
'Mhl Utile onoi who weep or n omler,
And brnvcly pcnks tho cheering wont.
What tlinttjjh her heart bo rent niunnei
Doomeil tilphtly hi her drenms to hear
Tho bolls of war nroiiml him rattle.
Hath sht'il ai ncieil blood n o'er
Win pourcil upon tho plain of battle!
Tho mother who conccitli her pricf,
Wlillo to her breast her son she presses
Then brcathei a fow bravo wonli anil brief,
KNslns tho patriot brow fho IiIcmc,
Willi no ono but hor fecret (Jotl,
To Itnotv tho pain that weighs upon her,
Sheili holy llooil ni o'er the soil
Hccclvotl on rrectlom' field of honor!
OUT OF WORK IN WAli TIME.
'It is no uie, Maiia, I've tried everywhere.'
Jlut you nie not goin: lo gie up, reltr r
'Give up! how ran I help it? Within four
days I have been to every liooU-hindery in the
city, nuu not a lilt tit woik cau l get.
'Hut have you tiled am thing clscr
'What else ran I try i""
Whv. anythini; you can do.'
'Yes, lo Hied other thiutri. I have hecn
to more than a dozen of mv friends and offered
to help them if they would hire mc'
Ana what urn ou mean lo clo lor themf
'I oflered to post their accounts, mako out
tlieir bills, or ntlend to the counter.'
Mrs. Stamrood smiled as her husband thus
What makes vou smile f ho asked.
'To think that ou should have imauincd
that vou would find work in such a place. Hut
how is Mark Leeds ?'
'He is worse off than I am.'
'He hai nothing to cat.'
A shudder crept over the wile's frame, now.
ny do you tremble, wile r
uecauso when we snail nave eaten our
breakfast to-morrow morning, we shall have
'What!' cried Peter Stanwood, half s arting
from his chair, 'Do )ou mean that?'
'Hut our flour?'
'All gone. I baked the last this afternoon.'
'Hut we have pork.'
'You ate the last this afternoon.'
'Then we must starve !' groaned the stricken
man, starting across tho room.
Peter btanwood was a book-binder by tiade.
and had now been out of cmplojment over a
mouth. He was ono of those who generally
dculatcd to keep about square with tho world.
and who consider themselves fortunate 'if they
Lt'cp out ot debt. He was now thirty years of
cc, and had three children to nrovide for. be
sides himself and wife, and this, together witli
the house rent wa.s a heavy draft upon his
purse, even when work was plenty, but now
there was nothing.
'.Maria, said lie, gazing Ins wile in the face,
we must starve. I have not a simile nennv
in iho world.'
Hut do not despair, Peter. Try acain to
morrow for work. You may find something
to do. Anything honest is honorable. Should
ou cam but a shilling a day you would not
'Hut our house rent?'
'Trust me for that. The landlord shall not
turn us out. If you will en. age to get some
thing to do, I will seo that we nave our house
'I'li make one more trial,' uttered Peter, dis-
Jlut you must go prepared to do anything.'
'Anything rcnsonahlc, Maria.'
'What do you call reasonable?'
'Why, anything decent.'
The wife felt inclined to smile, but the mat
ter was ton serious for that, and a cloud passed
over her face. She knew her husband's dispo
sition, and she felt sure he would find no work.
She knew he would look for some kind of work
that would not lower him in the social scale, as
ho had once expressed it. However, she knew
it would be no use to speak to him now, and
she let the matter pass.
On the following morning the last bit of food
was put on the tabic. Stanwood could hardly
realize that ho was penniless, and without food.
For ears he'had been gay, thoughtless and
fortunate, making tho most'of the present, for
getting the past, and leaving the futuie to take
care of itself. Yet the tiuth was naked and
clear, mid when he left tho house he said, 'some
thing must be done.'
No sooner had her husband gimo out than
Mrs. Stanwood put on her bonnet and shawl.
Her eldest child wqi a girl seven years old, and
her voungest four. She asked her next door
neighbor if she would take care of her child
ren until noon. These children were known to
be good and quiet, and they were taken cheer
fully. Then Mrs. Stanwood locked the house,
and went away. She relureed at noon, bring
ing some dinner for her child en, nmi then
went aw ay again. She came homo in the c en
ing before her husband, carrjing a heavy bas
kcnipon her arm.
'Well, Peter,' she asked after her husband
had entered and sat down, 'what luck?'
'Nothing, nothing !' he groaned. 'I have
made out to get a dinner from un old chum,
but I could find no work.'
'And where hae you been to-day?'
'Oh, cvervwhare. ' I have been to a hundred
places, but it is the same in every place. It is
nothing but one eternal no no! I'm sick and
tired nt it. 1 even went so far as to oflcr to
lend a liquor store down town.'
The wife smiled.
'Now w bat shall we do ?' uttered Peter, spas
modically. 'Why, we will cat supper first, and then lalk
toe matter over,
'Supper! Have you got any?'
'Yes, plenty of it.'
Rut you told me vou had none.'
'Neither had we this morning, but I've been
after work to-duy, and found some.'
'You, been alter work!' uttered the husband
in sui prise.
'Hut how where what ?'
'Why, first I went to Mrs. Snow's. 1 knew
her girl was sick, and I hoped she might have
wotk to be done. I went lo her and told her
mj story, and she set me to work nt once lining
her v ailiing. She gave mo food to bring hoinu
lo my children, and paid me three shillings
when I gol through.'
'What j mi have been out washing for our
butcher's wife?' said Peter, looking very much
'Of course 1 have, and have earned enough
tlim-liy to keep us in food through to-morrow,
Bill pi ISC!!,
nt any rale j so tu-monow jou may como home
'Hut how about the rent?'
'Oh, 1 have seen Mr. Sinisou, told blm just
how we are situated, and olfered him mv wnlcli
as a nledire for the pavmeut of the rent within
,irCB mom),., will, the interest on tho arreara-
lo that date, 1 t"lil mm 1 did the lius-
"c"" '"u Hm' l,wnv '"""'"B ul' worl('
he's lint tour cold walcb?'
No, he wouldn't lake it. He said if I would
become responsible lur the pajnicnt lie would
he at rest.'
'Then we've got n roof lo rover us, and food
jo-"wrow. Hut what next? What o curie
"'ce hard times are.'
'Don't despair, Peter, for wo shall not starve.
I've got work engaged to keep us alive.'
'Ah what is that?'
'Why Mr. Snow eng-ged me to cairy small
packages, baskets, bundles, and so forth lo bis
customers. He had to give up ono of his
'What do you mean, Maria?'
'Just what I Bay. When Mr. Snow came
homo to dinner, I was there, and asked him if
lie ever hod light articles which he wished to
send round to his customers. Nevermind nil
that was said, lie did happen to wnut just
such work done, though bo meant lo call upon
tho idjers who lounged nbout tho market. Ho
promiseiHo give mo all tho work ho could, and
1 nm to bo thcro in good season in the morning.'
'Well, this is a jiretty go. My wife a butch
er s boy. You will not do any such thing.'
'And why not P
'Hccausc because '
'Say, because it will lower mo in tho social
'Well, so it will.'
'Then it will be more honorable to Ho still
and starve, and seo one's children starve too,
than to earn honest bread by honcit work. I
tell you, Peter, if you cannot find work, I
must. We should have hecn without bread to
night, had I not found work to-day. Yqjt
know that all kinds of light, agreeable busi
ness nro eagerly seized upon by thoic who have
particular friends, and nro engaged to them.
At such time as this it is not for us to consider
what kind of work wo will do as lon as it is
honest. Oh give me the liberty of living upon
my own deserts, and the independence to bo
governed by my own convictions of right.'
'Hut my wife only think of your carrying
uuicncr s 8iuu. vi ny a wuutu sooner go and
do it myself.'
'If jou will go,' said the wife with n smile, 'I
will stay nt home and take care of the children.'
It was hard for Peter Stanwood, but the
moro he thought upon the matter tho more lie
saw tho justice and right of tho path into which
his wife bad thus led him. Dclore he went to
bed, ho promised ho would go tho butcher's in
And Peter Stanwood went upon his new
business. Mr. Snow greeted him warmly,
praised his faithful wife, and then sent him off
with two baskets, one to a Mrs. Smith's, and
ono to Mrs. Dixall's. And the new carrier
worked, and when night came he had ninety
seven cents. It had b-cn a day of trials, but
no one sneered at him, and all his acquaintan
ces whom he met greeted him the same as
over. He was far happier now than he was at
homo the night before, for now he was inde
pendent. On the next day ho earned over a dollar,
and thus he continued to work for a week, at
tho end of which time he had five dollars and
'seventy-fivo cents in his pocket, besides having
paid lor all the tood ol Ins tamil', save some
pieces of meat which Snow had given him.
Saturday evening ho met Mark Leeds, another
binder, who was discharged from work with
himself. Leeds looked careworn and rustj-.
'How goes it ?' asked Peter.
'Don't ask me,' groaned Mark, my lamilyare
'Hut can't you find something to do?'
'Have you tried ?'
'Everywhere ; but it's no use. I have pawn
ed all my clothes save thoe I havo on. I have
been to the bindery to-day, and what do you
suppose he offered me?'
'What was it?'
'Why, he olTercd to let me do his handcart
ing! He had just turned off his nigger for
drunkenness, and offered me the place. The
old curdmudgcon 1 lly the liowers I had a
great mind to pitch him into the handcart, and
run to tho '
Mark mentioned the name of an individual
who is supposed to dwell somewhere in nwarm
region somewhat warmer than our tropics.
'Well,' said Peter, 'if I had been in your
place I should havo taken up with tho offer.
Why, I have been doinir the work of n butch
er's boy for a whole week.'
Mark was incredulous, but bis companion
convinced him, and they separated, one going
homo happy and contented, and tho other going
from home to find some sort of excitement in
which to drown his own miserj-.
Ono day Peter had a basket of provisions to
carry to Mr. W. It was his former employer,
and just as he was entering the yard of'his
customer, be met him coining out.
'Ah, Stanwood, is this jou?' asked his old
'l es, sir.
'What nro jou now ?'
'I nm a butcher's bov, sir.'
'You see I've brought jour provisions for
you sir. I m a regular butcher s boy.
And now long have you been at work thus ?
'This is the tenth daj-.'
'Hut don't it como haul ?'
'Nothing is hard so Ions as it is honest, and
will furnish my family bread.'
'And how much a day can jou cam at this?
'Sometimes over a dollar, and sometimes not
over fifty cents.'
Well, look here, Stanwood, there has not
been less than a dozen of my old hands hang
ing around my counting room for a fortnight,
whining for w ork. They nro stout, able men,
and vet Ihcy lie still because I havo no work
for them. Last Saturdaj-, I took pity on Leeds
and oflered him the job of doing my handcart
ing. 1 told him I would give him a dollar and
a quarter a day, but he turned up his nose, and
asked mo not to insult him. And yet he owned
tnai ins lamuy was sulleritu?. Ifut you come to
my place to-morrow morning, and you shall
1 avo something to do, if it is only to hold your
Dcucli. I honor you for your manly indepen
dence,' Peter grasped tho old man's hand with a iov-
ous, grateful grip and blessed him fervently.
That night he gavo Mr. Snow notice that lie
was to quit, and on the following morning lie
went to tho bindery. For twfl days he had lit
tlui to do, but ou the third day a heavy job
camo in, aid Peter Stanwood had steady work.
He was happy, more happy than ever, for he
had learned two things i first what it noble wife
he had, and second, how much resource for
good lit) held within his own energies.
wuritiuipie picture nas mo poinis in in mor
al. Ono is no man can be lowered by any
kind of honest labor. The second whjfu you
nro enjojinglhe fi nits of the present, forget
not to provide for the future j for no man is so
lectin', hut that tho day may come when he
will need the squanderings of tho past.
Maior-General Hullnck arrived in Wasliinr.
ton last week, lie reported himself early to
Gen. McClellan. anil was eonliallv vieleonti.il.
Ho was accompanied by Gen. McCleIl.in tu the i
Executive mansion, where ho wus introduced to
the President and members of the Cabinet, and '
the samo welcome was extended In Mm. It is
not vet been decided to what dep.iilmcnt Gen,
Hallock will be assigned. Ho is not second in
command, ns is stated by some of tho New
ork journals, but the third of tho Mijor Gen
erals created by tho last Congress.
It now appears that when Mr.Slidcll.in com
any with James M. Mason, of Virginia, tlcpur
led for Europe, he took with him his wife and
interestiue son and ibnn.litnr Slimml mnn In
this quaiter, who know the wily Louisiana Sen
otor, pi edict that ll is his intention never to
return that, so far from caring about the i
tcrcsti of the Coiifedernev. bn U,,lf bl,i
lid 01 Hi and that, if a reverso should happen
to luvis fc Lo., ho will quietly settle down and
cultivate his foreign tastes, leaving his friends
ut home to tako caro of themselves.
BKATTLEBORO, VT.: NOV.
Oomplato Suoeosa of tho If aval Expodttlon.
THIlltlnl.K l'ANIC IN SOUTH CAllOI.INA.
The federal steamship llienvillo arrived at
Fortress Monroe on Tuesday, having left Port
Royal Sunday, with cheering intelligence of the
complete success of tho naval expedition. Our
loss was only eight men nnd ono officer, tho
chief engineer of the Mohican, killed, nnd
about twenty wounded. Forts Walker and
llenurcgard were captured. Capt. Stcdman has
gone to Washington with dispatches nnd tro.
nines two brass cannon, secession flags, etc.
The lliemillo proceeded to New York, arriving
there on Wednesday evening, with our wound
ed men from Port Royal. When sho left on
Sunday noon, our troops were still beinir land
cd. The steamer McClellan had arrived from
Cant. Stedman reports the calo encountered
by tho fleet, on its passage southward, to have
been very severe, 'lhe Union and Osceola
went ashore and were lost, as previously re
polled. Tho Governor foundered nt sea, but
tho Isaac T. Smith succeeded in savinir all her
.i i . r .
UL-it tvuii uiu t'aii'iiuun ut tt tew marines.
Tho fleet on ived at Port Royal on Mondaj",
4 lh inst. On Tuesday tho smaller gunboats
rounded into the channel Uiidcr a fire from the
forts which did no damage. On Wednesday
the weather prevented active operations, but on
Thursday morning, 7th, tho men-of-war and the
gunboats advanced to tho attack. I he action
commenced at 10 a. in., and was hotly contin
ued on both sides for nbout four hours, nt tho
end of which time the rebels were cimncllcd by
tho shower of shells to abandon their works
and beat a hasty retreat. Our loss was eight
men and ono ollicer, the chief engineer of the
Mohican, killed, and about twenty wounded.
The rebel loss is not positively known, but 52
ootucs were lounu uy our men and buried. All
their wounded except two were carried off.
Two forts were captured Fort Walker on
Hilton Head, mounting 3 guns, and Port
Hcauregard on Hay Point, mounting 19 guns.
The guns were of heavy caliber. Tim forts
wero both new, and compr scd splendid earth
works of great strength, constructed in tho
highest style of military science, nnd pronounced
by our engineers as impregnable against any
assault by land forces. The forts wero but lit
tle injured. The rebels could not stand the
explosion of our bu; shells
The final retreat of tho rcbelsvas a perfect
rout. Thev left everything arms and equip
ments of all kinds, even tu the officers' swords
and commissions, and all their letters and pa
pers, both public and private. Order books
and documents of all kinds were left in their
flight nnd fell into our bands, affording our of
ficers much valuable information. Among the
papers was a telegram from Jeff. Davis to the
commander of tho post, informing him of the
sailing ot the !Ie:t, and that he knew their des
tination to ho Port Royal.
The force of the enemj-, as ascertained from
their papers, was from yOOO to 4000 men, un
der Gen. Drajton of South Carolina. Our
victory is complete, the rebels leaving evcrj thing
but tlieir lives, which they tavid by running.
The whole surrounding country was seized
with a perfect panic. The day after tho fight,
tho Seneca and two other gunboats, under the
command of Lieut. Ammen, proceeded up to
llcaufurt, and found but one white man in the
town, and ho was drunk. All the plantations
up the river seemed to be deserted except by
the negroes, who were keen in great numbers,
and who, ns tho boats passed, camo down to
the shore with bundles in their hands, ns if ex
pecting to bo taken ou". They 6cized all the
letters in tho povt-ollice at Jieaufoit after the
capture of the forts.
The whole federal army of about 15,000 men
was safely landed nnd established on shore.
The boats from tho Wabash wero tho first to
hind after the fight, and dipt. John Rogers
was tho first man on shore. The boat returned
loaded with valuable trophies of all kinds.
One of our officers found nn elegant cavalry
sword with a solid kilver scabbard. Swords,
pistols, tVc, wero scattered about in every di
rection, and in any quantity. In the captured
forts was a large supply of ammunition and
stores of the best description, including lots of
English projectiles. Hut four prisoners were
taken, two of them wounded. All hands con
nected with the licet aie represented as acting
in the most gallant m inner. The reporters
who accompanied the expedition letumed to
New York in the Ilicnville with full details.
J. S. Hradford of the coast survey, bearer, of
dispatches, nnd Lieut. R. A. Vv'yman, com
n nnding the Pawnee, also arrived in the ltien
ville and proceeded tn Haltimoie.
None of our vessels were sunk. Tho Paw
nee lost six killed nnd two wounded; sbo auf
feied moro injury than any of the licet, but
was not disabled. Round shot went through
her ward loom and damaged tho second lieu
tenant's room. The Wabash had her main
mast shattered with round shot. Tbo Poca
hontas had one man injured. The chief en
gineer of the Mohican was killed, and an as
sistant engineer badly injured. The Susque
hanna!) had three men wounded. Only n smnll
portion of our wounded nro considered dan
gerously hurt. All of them are doing well,
and the greater part will bo sent home in a few
dajs. Our troops had not occupied Hcaufort
wlien the steamer lelt, being better engaged in
strengthening their position at the forts.
Specials to tho Tribune stale that on Thurs
day morning tho entire fleet formed in two
grand lines lor the figl.t, tho Wabash lending,
and tho Ilicnville Hanking the movement, w hich
was in a circle, first delivering broadsides into
Port Hcauregard on tho north-west, and ns tho
licet camo round, ruking Port Walker on the
south-west. Hoth forts responded vigorously.
The pawnee and the Mohican having got
aground, temporarily, wero considerably dam
aged. The bombardment lasted front four to
five hours, when tho rebel flag on Port Yt'ulker
camo down. Every one entered the fight with
tho determination that tho forts should be si
lenced though it cost our entire fleet. Tho
fleet stood within 800 und 1000 feet of tho forts,
used flvo s 'cond fuses, uud poured shells into
tin-in nt 00 per hour. Not a single shell
sent by n rebel burst in a ship. The Wabash
was struck several times, as wero most of tho
licit, but evciy ship was in fighting condition
when the rebels took to their heels. Tho sur
geon of Port Walker was killed. At Chailes
ton, on Friday, thiitecn mlnulo guns were fir
ed, indicative of lhe burial uf a brigadier gen
eral. Gen Sherman will improve the defences of
his position, before making any forward move.
He lias already hundreds, anil perhaps thou
sands of negro laborers at work. Com. Du-
pout will immediately survey the harbor, place
I I 11. .1'..- .....1 .1 !.!.. '11
o mid erect
he made n pernn
, '''"-' rahel loss
ret Halite, nuu inu publtiuil villi
mauent base of operations,
iss is supposed lo bo (0, Gen.
Drajton commanded ut Fuit Walker, and Col.
Elliott at Fort lleaurcg.trtl. The rebels retired
across Skull Creek, to n village '25 miles in th
interior, where it is supposed they Intend tu
make a stand. Tho negroes had already be
gun to pillage and dcstioy Heuufort, the white
population having fled lo Charleston in small
steameis by the inside i unto. A terrible panic
pievails at Savannah, and it is belie) etl the
capture of that city will bo casj
When our troops took possession thev found
it Hug 11) ing ou the fort on Hilton Head. The
lebcls had mined tho winks and fixed the hal
yards of tho flag so that when it should be
drawn down, the mine would bo spruni! i but
In this they wero disappointed. Tho halyards
sprung it mine in n nousu used iiy tho oliicers,
but did very little damage, and hurt no one.
The magazine did not explode.
The following is a portion of a privata letter
J b crnlw
from flag ollicer Dupont, to the assistant secre
tary of tho navy.
Port Royal, Nov. 0, 1801.
t 'My dear Mr. Fox: During tho dishearten,
ing events of our passage, my faith never gavo
way, hut nt snmo moments everything seemed
njipalliug. On the other hnnd I permit no ela
tion nt our success) yet I cannot refrain from
telling you that it has been moro complete and
brilliant than I ever could have believed possi
ble. 1 havo been too fatigued to send nn offi
cial account of the battle. My report is full
up to the eve of it, and I think will interest
you, hut I had to content myself with a suc-
tuiti account, which i win lorward In time for
tho secretary's report.
'I kept under way, and made threo turns.
siiuusju i liissctt un- mnes Dciwce.i the torts
I had a flanking division ol five ships to watch.
Old Tat nail had eiuht small and
ready In pounce on any of ours should they bo'
.tt-nl.ln.t 1 . ! , . - . ' .
uia.iuiu-tl. 1 eouiii fui Illtuu Ol Illy Olg ITIgatC'S
up. I thought the Sabine would have got clear
up to tho St. Lawrence. I sent no word, how
ever, and the Savannah was blown off. I do
not regret it now, except on their account. I
believe my plan was clever: I stood against
Jliu side, and had the management tho belter
in consequence. The rebels' confidence was ex-
trcmo that they could drive us away. They
fought brave!) , and their rille cuns were well
served. An eighty pound rille hall went
tnrougii mo Y abash s mainmast m the very
centre, making an awful hole. Thcj" aimed at
our bridge, where they knew they could make
n, noiu n uiey were iucKj A shot in the ccn
tru let water into tho al'ler magazine, but I
saved one hundred lives by keeping under way
and bearing in close. We found their sights
gr-uuuicu ni onu jnius. v uen ine rebels once
broke, the stampede was intense, nnd not a
cun was spiked. In truth I never conceived
of such a fire as that of the Wabash on lier
second turn, nnd I am told that lis effect upon
tho spectators outside of her was exciting.
'I learn that when they saw our flag fljing
on shore, the troops were powerless to cheer,
but wept. (Jen. Sherman was deenlv affected.
nnd the soldiers are loud and unstinting in their
expressions of admiration and gratitude. I did
not allow tho victory to check our ardor, but
tiespaiclicd some vessels under Capt. (Jules ov
er me oiner sme. lo-unv i sent un expedition
to Hcaufort to save the light vessels, but thev
were fired instantly after the surrender. I have
already a boat at Sewell's creek, and commu
nication between Savannah and Charleston is
'lieaufoit is deserted. Tho nccroes are wild
with toy. They have been shot down, they say
iitvu nogs, oecauso iney would not go oil with,
their masters. The defensive works ore most
scientifically constructed, and there is nothini;
l:i. v..... it- it .... .
tiisu A-uri tt niKer tin ine 1 oiomac.
The official reports of Com. Dupont nnd Gen.
Sherman add little to tho foregoing accounts.
Tho commendation bestowed upon tho men by
the Commodore, appears in the follow ing order
issued nt the close of the action :
'Gr.NKltAl. Oltur.K No. ..Flag (.hip Wa
bash, Hilton's Head, Port Royal Hav, Novem
ber o, 1801. -It is the grateful duty of the com
mander in chief, t o make public acknowledge
ment of his entire commendation of the cool
ness, discipline, skill and gullantry displayed
oy mc oinccrs and men under his command, in
the capture of the batteries at Hilton's Head
and Hay Point, after an action of four hours'
duration, lhe Hag ollicer fully sympathizes
with the officers and men of bis smiadion in
seeing the ensign of the United States fljing
onco more in the state of South Carolina, which
lias been the chief promoter of the wicked and
unprovoked rebellion which they have been
oiled upon to suppress.
(Signed,) H. F. Dito.nt, Flag Officer, &c.
rLI)i:iUI. KILLED AND WOUNDED.
The following casualities occurred, according
to Com. Dupou'ts report, during the engage
ment which resulted in the capture of the, bat
teries at Hilton Head and Hay Point.
Wabash Killed, one, Thomas Jackson, cox
swain, captain of a gun. Slightly wounded,
two, Alfied llornsby, seaman, and William
Susquehanna Killed, two, John P. Clark,
ordeily sergeant, and William Price, second
coalheaver. Wounded seriously, one, Samuel
L. Smait, fust class boj Wounded slight!)-,
two, Patrick Dtvvcr and Samuel Holbrook, sec-
ran nee Killed, two, John Kelly ordeily
sergeant, and Win. II. l'itzhugh, first class boj-.
Wounded slightly, thiee, Alfred Wnshburne,
master's mate, Jacob House and Patiick Quiii,
Mohican Killed, one, John A. Whittemore,
third assistant engineer. Wounded seriously,
three, W. Thompson, Isaac Seburn, acting mas
tir, and Sherman Hascom, ordinary seaman.
Wounded slightly, four. Wavlaifd Cuthhert. Hd
assistant engineer, John O. Whitman, master's
mate, John . lownsend and Chailes Hrown,
lliemiilo Killed two, Patrick McGuigan
nud Alexander Chnmbeis. Wounded slightly,
three, Peter Murphj-, Alex.l'icrj-, and William
Seminole A few slightly wounded, the num
ber not reported.
lotal killed, oj wounded severely 0j woun
ded slightly 1". Killed und wounded, 31.
Gon. 3hormnn'a Proclamation.
After landing nnd taking possession uf tho
forts on Friday, Gen Sherman issued the fol
lowing proclamation :
"To the vcottle of South Carolina. In obe
dience to the orders of the President of these
United States of America, I havo landed ou
your shores with a small furco of National troops
llM... .t!.-. I .1..... I.I1 .
inu inclines tit it tiutj ttuieu unuer tue cousu
tutiun I owe to a a eat sovereiiiu State, and to
a proud nud hospitable people, among whom I
nave passed some ol the pleasantest dajsol my
life, prompt nie to proclaim that wo have como
among you with no feelings of personal a limos-itj-,
no desire to harm jour citizens, destroy
your properly, or intcilcre with tiny of your
lawful rights! or jour local social institutions,
bej-ond what the causes herein briefly alluded
to may render unavoidable. Citizens of South
Carolina, the civilized world stands appalled at
the course jou are pursuing! appalled at the
crime jou arc committing ngainst jour own
mother, the best, tho most ciiligntencd, and
heretofore tho most prosperous of nations.
Younioin a state uf active rebellion against
tho laws of your countrj-. You have lawlessly
seized upon the foils, nisenals and other prop
erty belonging to our common cjiuitry, nnd
within jour boitlers. Willi this propeily von
nro in duns, and waging u ruthless wur against
jour constitutional government, and thus nru
threatening the existence of a government,
which you ure bound by the teims of the sol
emn compact to live under and fiilhfullj sup
port. In doing this jou nro not only under
mining nnd prepaiing the way for totallly de
linking your ohii political nmi social existence,
but jou'aro threatening lliu civilized woiltl
witli the odious sentiment that sclf.gnv eminent
is impossible with civilized man. Fellow citi
zens, I implore jou to pause and itllect upon
the tenor and consequences of your acts. 11
the aw fut sacrifices mudo by tho detestation of
our property, the shedding of fratc'rnal blood
blood in battle, tho mourning and wailing of
widows nnd orphans tluoughout our hind, nie
insufficient to deter jou from further prosecut
ing thii unholy war, then ponder, I beseech
you, on the ultlmato but not less ceitaln result
which its further progress must necessarily and
naturally entail upon your onco happy and
prosperous itate. Indeed, you can pursuo this
fratricidal war, and continue to imhruo jour
hands ill tho loyal blood of your countrymen
your friends, your kinsmen for no other ob
ject than to unlawfully disrupt tho confederacy
of a great ncople, a confederacy established by
your own hands, in order to set up, wero it
possible, nn independent government, under
which you can never live in peace, prosperity,
or quietness. Cnrolinans. we havo come, nmnni.
vou tis loyal men, fully impressed with our ob-
iiKutiuiis tu uiu eiuzcna oi your state. These
obligations shall be performed ns far as is in
our power, hut be not deceived. Tho obliga
tion of suppressing turned combinations against
tho constituted authorities, is paramount to all
others. If, in the performance of this duty,
uiiitrr minor oui important OUilgalions should
bo in any way neglected, it most bn nitril.m..,!
to tho necessities of tho case, because- rights
ui'jt:iiiit;i!i un uiu laws oi me stale, must be
necessarily subordinate to military exigencies
created by insurrection and rebellion. (Signed)
T. W. SllEitMA.N, Hrig. Gen. Commanding."
EFFECT OX HIE SLAVES.
One of tho officers engaged in lhe bombard
ment writes as follows in a private letter to n
friend at Washington:
""re our success win rejoice Jour
hearts. It has been complete, and terror runs
over tho whole country. Tho negroes 'arc
wild nnd everywhere plundering their master's
houses. The whites have been driving the ne-
h."." "j 'i"i mm anuouiig inem uown,
but they still como to tho gunboats. Tho mo
ment Gen. Drayton took to his home, in tlin
panic of the "th, his 200 servants went directly
to the Wabash. This is worthy of notice, ns
refuting the nonsense that the slaves aro ready
to fight for tlieir masters. They surrounded
Capt. Ammon in crowds at Hcaufort. One of
tliem called out, in the joy of Ins heart, 'I didn't
linn you couiu uo it, massa,'
REPOHT OF TUE COMMISSIONEltS TO
SETTLE WITH THE BTJRETIES OF
TUE LATE STATE TREASURER.
Ho.v. A. P. Huston,
Speaker of the House of Iiqvcicniaihcs:
I herewith submit to the General Assemble
a report of the proceedings of the commission
ers appointed by the act entitled "an act relat
ing to the sureties of the late State Treasurer,"
npproveu i-vov. i, iHuii.
Monti'ELIEU, Nov. 12, 1801.
To the General Assemhhj of the State of Vt.
Tho undcrnieticd commissioners nimoi'ntrtl
by an act entitled "an act relating to th? sure
ties ol the late btato I reasurer," approved Nov.
27, I860, beg leave to submit a report of their
n, ....wwllnnu . !..n.l 1... !.l ...
l,iui..w.itiia ui 11-ijuui-u sain act.
Soon alter the passage of said act the chair
man of the commission souehtand obtained nn
interview with II. M. Hates, Esq., in the city of
..luiimni, nun muling ma nis personal attend-,
ance before the board would bu advantageous
to tho interest of the State, procured him to
como to Northfield, under the protection ex
tended to him by tho act entitled "an act ex
empting the body of II. M. Hates from arrest
in certain cases therein named," approved Nov.
Your commissioners examined said Hales un
der oath, bml other witness and tvrilfpit nvi.
dence, from which they find that said Hates' ac
count showed adehcit of .?18,431 74, which
amount is to be found in the statement of the
treasury account, contained in the report of the
auditor of accounts, from which should be de
ducted the sum of $2,98, which has, since the
making up of that statement, been accounted
This deficiency was created bv snlil Tints. n-
ing from time to time the money of the State
for his own piivate use. and for tho iminti. u.
of himself, jointly with others, in schemes of
speculation, with the expectation upon his part
and upon tho part of those engaged with him,
that ihcso schemes would be successful and the
money be lelurned to the treasury without be
ing publicly known that the same had been us
ed, aud thus he and his associates would have
the use of the money without imprest.
For this purpose nnd in the nrnapeiitinn of
some of these schemes, said Hates and one P.
Ilelkna) of Northfield (who was ono of the
signers of said Hates' bonds for the years 1851,
1835, lSoG, 1807, and 18581. nurchased.au n
joint speculation, a farm in the town of North-
uem nnu one in the tow n of Hurlington with some
qujirj ing rights, nnd tho same wercconveved
to said Hates and Hclknaii ; and the same stood
in their name until said Hates conveyed his in
terest as hereinafter stated, and tho money
which was paid for the same was taken from the
treasury of the State. Tho said Hates and Hel
knap also uurchascd a patent right for the man
ufacture nnd sale of pegging machines, which
was conveyed to said Helknaj), and the moncj
which was paid for the same was also taken
from the treasury of tho State. The said Bales
from time to time loaned Ihn tnnnnv lirlnnirin-
ti) tho State to divers persons and took their
notes and obligations therefor, running to him
self, which, with other propertj-, said Hates
turned out to ono Heman Carpenter, lCsq., of
Northfield, another signer of said Hates' bonds
for the j cars 1854 to 1858 inclusive, for the
putpose oi securing said Carpenter nnd others
for signing said bonds. And said Hates also
conveyed by deed or deeds to said Carpenter,
or lo said Carpenter and Helknan. the farms in
Northfield and Hurlington aforesaid also a
house in Noithfield, an undivided interest in
a block of stores, uud some houses aud lots in
Northfield, n;id a quantity of laud in Eden nnd
Westfield. Tho nominal value of the property
thus turned out by said Hates is about 8:15.000.
and said Carpenter estimates them at $130,000
in round numbers.
Your commissioners proposed to said Car
penter to hand these securities ov er to the State
to bo collected nnd applied where In law and
equity they' ought, as between him and said
Hates and the other sureties ; but said Carpen
ter wholly declined to do so, except upon his
being unconditionally discharged from all lia
bility as surety for said Hates ond he wholly
denies-that he is liable at all. To this vour
commissioners could not assent for the follow
ing reasons, amonirst others, viz: That said
sceutiticH, in part at least, weic the proceeds of
ine money iai,cn wrongiuiiy irom tno stale
treasury, and the same wero put into said Car
penter's bauds b said Hates for uo other pur
pose than to secure him and other of Hutcs' sur
eties for signing tho treasury bond nnd the
State had it light to have them so applied,
whether said Carpenter was or was not liable
upon the treasury bonds, without submitting to
the claim of said Carjienter In bo discharged,
which jour commissioners considered to be
without any merit, legnl or equitable.
Your commissioner, believe that the interests
of the .State rcquiro that a suit in chancery
should he instituted against said Carpenter nnd
Helknap, and an implication be mad for a ir-c-eivcr
to take, hold aud collect and lonvcrtsuch
securities fur lhe benefit of the Statp, making
such other jieisons parties at the Stato's coun
sel may think advisable) and our commission
ers would havo instituted sucliiuit had tho pow
er been confened ujion them: but jour com
missioners do not consider that tho legislature
intended to confer upon them, by the net ap
pointing llicm, tho power to institute nnd pros
ecute suits in behalf of iho State and cuijdoy
counsel at the expense of tho Statoi and wheth
er they ought to Imvo such power ii for the leg
islature to determine.
The Hurlington farm was mortgoged to ono
Nathan Steams of Hurlington, for tho unpaid
TUBUS FOR AIIVKIU'ISINO
, FOIlONI!!QUAIlEof TirstTs f.i.ir.1 t,f leil noniiartll type,
(tlie smallest list uieil.) man. Mliano, $ i, tor cacti
su'iseqtient Insertion. 2U cents, The nntnlier of Insertions
mutt bo markeil on all S'lrcrtlsements rr thev- will bo eon
tinueil until onlereil out. Contracts trill be mule with
a'lrcrtlsrrs b the column or Fractional parts thereof, at
liberal rates, Translentailrertlscmcnts to be paid In ad
vance. Forall rroUteadrcrtlsementi.esctptlnir notice! of applica
tions to ictl ltaal Kdtate, ami for Commissioner's Notices,
$1.60 each for three Insertion!
For notices nf Liberations, Kstrayi, tho formation and illiio
tntlon of Copartnerships, Ac., $1 each for three Insertion!.
If sent by mail the money must accompany the order.
Fur lleiisrsa Casds In the first column from $3.00 to $9.00
per year according to the space they occupy.
purchase money, which is about four thousand
Tho chairman of this commission requested
the said Stearns to collect tho rents, which aro
$.100 a year, and apply it npon tho mortgage
debt, Hhieh he agreed to do.
Said Stearns has brought n foreclosure upon
.tho mortgage nnd obtained a decree, which is
not entered on the docket, but will cxpiro in
April, 1802. Tho farm is worth about $10,000,
and the stois necessary to bo taken to protect
the interest of the State therein must bo deter
mined by the legislature, nnd power given to
)uj- the tlecree, if necessary.
Suits havo been instituted by the state's, at
torney of Washington county, against said Hates
and nil his sureties upon nil tho bonds of tho
late treasurer, and the samo is now pending in
thy court in Washington countj-. Upon these
suits the property of the sureties (who had any)
was attached. A suit has also been instituted
by said state's attorney in favor of tho Stato
against said Halis and P. Helknap, declaring
apair.st them as co-paitncrs, and your commis
sioners nro of opinion that they aro liable as
such to the Slate for the money taken and us
ed by them to purchase property on joint ac
count. Said Helknaj) has transferred a large part of
his visible property, to prevent tho state f om
reaching it by attachment,
Whether the slnte will lose all or any jior
tion of the money so taken fiom the tieasury,
depends upon there ult of the litigation already
in process, and such means ns mav bu used to
enlorce the rights of the slate. There is no
jiroipect that the parties will voluntarily do any
thing, which will lie just or satisfactory to the
Your commissioners havo received no propo
sition which they could regard as advantageous
to the state to accept, and they havo not dis
charged any of tho sureties of said Hates ; nor
do jour commissioners find that any of tho in
nocent sureties of said Dates are suffering on
account of any suits against them in behalf of
Your commissioners have token a largo a
mount of tcstimonj-, but they are of opinion
that the interests of the state require that it
should not be made public at jirescnt, but it
will be available in the prosecution of parties
connected with the defalcation of the Into treas
urer j yet your commissioners, being servants
of tho state, will bo subject to the direction of
the general assembly.
All of which is respectfully submitted,
LEVI UNDERWOOD, )
JOHN 11. PAGE, Commissioners.
II W. HEATON.
MONTI'ELIEU, Nov. 12, 1801.
The Dead. Tho dead aro tho only people
that never grow old. There was something ty
pical in tho arrestment of time in the case of
the jotithful miner, of whom we have already
spoken. Y'our little brother or sister that died
long ago remains in death aud remcmbcranco
the same thing forever. It is fourteen years
lhiscvcningsir.ee the writer's sister left this
world. She was fifteen years old then she is
fifteen years old yet. I have grown older since
by fourteen years, hut she has never changed as
they advance ; and if God spares me to four
score, I shall. never think of her as other than
the j outhful creature she faded. The other day
I listened ns a jioor old w oman told of the death
of her first born child. He was two years old.
She bad a small washing-green, across which
she had stretched a rone that came in tho mid
dle close to the ground. The boy was leaning
on the roj e. swin.'ing backward and forward,
shouting with delight. The mother went into
tho house nnd lo-t sight of him for a moment,
and when she returned the little one was lying
across the rope, dead. It had got under his
chin j ho had not sense to push it anaj-, and he
The woman told me, and I believe truly, that
she had never been the same person since; but
the thing that mainly struck me was, that though
it is eighteen jears since then, she thought of
her child nf an iulaut of two jears yet j it is a
Hllle child she looks for atthejjateof the Gold
en City. Had her child lived ho would havo
been twenty jears old now; he tlicd, and he is
only two) lie is two yet ; he will never he more
than two. The little' rosy face of that morning
nnd the little half articulate voice, would havo
been faintly remembered bv tho mother had
they gradually died into boj hood and manhood j
hut that day stereotj ped them j they remain un
changed. Have jou seen, my reader, the face that had
grown old In life grow voungaf:er death P the
expression of many jears since, lost for a long
time, come out staling!) in the features, fixed
and cold? Every one has seen it, and it is
sometimes strange how rapidly the change takes
place. The marks of pain fade out, and with
them tho marks of age.
I onco saw an aged lady die. She had borne
sharp pains for many days with tho endurance
of a martyr; she had to'bcar sharp pains to the
very last. The features were tense and rigid
with suffering ; they remained so while life re
mained. It was a beautiful sight to sec tho
change that took place in tho very instant of
The features, sharj) for many days with pain,
in that instant rccoveicd t!io old aspect of quie
tude which they had borne in health ; the tense
light look was gone. Y'ou felt that all suffering
was over. It was no more, of cotrse, than tho
workimrof physical law, hut in that caso it
seemed as if there was u further meaning con
veyed. And so it seems to me when tho young
look comes hack on the departed Christian's
face. Gone, it srems to say, where the pro
gress of time shall no longer'bring age and de-caj-.
Gone where there arc bungs whose lifo
may bo reckoned by centimes, but in whom life
is fresh and joung, and altvajs will bo so
Close the aged eyes I Fold tho aged hands in
rest! Their owner is no longer old. Ilccollee
Hons of a Country Parson.
Spiingfield seems determined not to bo out
done in its supjiort of the present war. The
town contains but U000 inhabitants, yet has
tent 80 men to fight for the country, five being
from one family. Tho ladies also, during tio
three weeks just passed, have manufactured ar
ticles for tho sanitary commission, and havo
sent ofT five latgo boxes, containing the follow
ing ai tides : 40 bed quilts, 32 woolen blankets,
120 pairs woolen socks, 1 1 1 pillow cases, 7 linen
sheets, -15 cotton sheets, 07 napkins, 27 old
linen handkerchiefs, .11 books and magazines,
5 old shirts, 2 cravats, 1 mufllcr, 1 dressing
gown, 1 bag mutton tallow, 23 pounds dried
apples, 3 boxes guava jelly, one can solidified
milk, a quantity of cotton batting, and a quan
tity of old linen nnd cotton for bandages and
comjnessers. Other articles have been nanded
in sinco the articles named were forwarded, and
and another box is to bu tent soon.
The Woodstock Stamlanl says : "Probably
no State in tho Union will bo compelled to nut
forth the efTiirt to suiily her quota that Ver
mont will. Not because her peoplo aro not as
patiiotio and bravo as any, and as ready to
spill their blood in defenso of their cherished
institutions, but because her young men, have
left in iucIi large numbers during tho past fovv
jears to seek tlieir fortunes in tho great West
and California. It is n noticeable, fact in many
Western regiments Vcrmonters may be count
ed by fifties and hundreds. Wo havo no largo
cities or mamifactuiing towns from which to
draw as our sister States havo done, but are es
sentially a rural community, nnd owing to thosa
facts, if we should fall short in numbers, it ought
not to bo ict down ngainit us. Of one thing,
however, tho country may rest assured i thatit,
that what our quota lacks in numbers will be
made up in tho efficiency of our troopi."